Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco-based writer and critic and frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures. His work has appeared in Gramophone, Musical America, Opera, Symphony, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Steven Winn - June 6, 2023

The orchestra under Donald Runnicles, soprano Nina Stemme, and David Hockney’s color-saturated set designs are the stars of this extravagant production.

Steven Winn - May 30, 2023

The South Bay company tests its mettle in the composer’s youthful, turbulent work.

Steven Winn - May 15, 2023

Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist James Baillieu put together a gripping ode to the mysteries and spiritual depths of the night.

Steven Winn - May 2, 2023

The conductor and soloist Joshua Bell collaborate on a finely wrought performance of the composer’s Violin Concerto.

Steven Winn - April 25, 2023

Luxuriously cast, expertly directed, and conducted with fiery abandon by Richard Egarr, the show made the case for Handel’s fifth Italian opera.

Steven Winn - February 3, 2023

The piano arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring highlights a wittingly wild program.

Steven Winn - January 24, 2023

The singer traverses an astonishing thematic, emotional, and temporal range in just 90 minutes.

Steven Winn - January 20, 2023

The prodigious player is joined by pianist Elliot Wuu for Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 2 and adds in a Bach suite.

Steven Winn - January 16, 2023

The guest conductor finds the brilliance in the premiere of Elizabeth Ogonek’s Moondog and a concerto with violinist James Ehnes.

Steven Winn - December 5, 2022

The orchestral warhorse sounds fresh, engaging, and vibrant in a program that opens with two local premieres.